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Old Jan 29, 2009, 6:09pm   #1
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Default I haven't been dealt a hand in 5 days

Well, that's a lie. I landed pocket 8's yesterday.



I play 30 and 6 seat NL SNG's and the odd 10 seat L (imit) ring game. Had the stomach flu during much of this period too, so hands played would be somewhere between 500-800 (approx).

Is this unheard of or what? Drawing on my own experience (roughly 25,000 hands) I've never seen anything like it before. I'm quite literally throwing money away with every buy-in.

Any thoughts?
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 6:24pm   #2
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move up where they respect your raises.
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 6:27pm   #3
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please specify your question OP, I dont understand whats going on
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 6:29pm   #4
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please specify your question OP, I dont understand whats going on
hes card dead
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Move up where they respect my raises, yeah...

I haven't had a hand worth raising save for the odd suited connector that I had to fold preflop for all the reasons that one WOULD fold suited connectors preflop. Which ultimately leaves me with a "fingers crossed" shove from late position with about 8 BB that I'm nearly incapable of winning because my cards suck donkey balls and a large stack with a decent holding is getting 2-1 and makes the call.

I'm card dead, yes. And my question is whether or not it's common to be so dead over let's say, 1000 hands. And the reason I'm asking this is because I've never experienced it before. Not over such a prolonged period anyway.
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Move up where they respect my raises, yeah...

I haven't had a hand worth raising save for the odd suited connector that I had to fold preflop for all the reasons that one WOULD fold suited connectors preflop. Which ultimately leaves me with a "fingers crossed" shove from late position with about 8 BB that I'm nearly incapable of winning because my cards suck donkey balls and a large stack with a decent holding is getting 2-1 and makes the call.

I'm card dead, yes. And my question is whether or not it's common to be so dead over let's say, 1000 hands. And the reason I'm asking this is because I've never experienced it before. Not over such a prolonged period anyway.
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oh wow ok I'm thinking on too high of a level

if you are card dead, I mean, what does that even mean.

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Sounds like a long stretch, but I don't know how card dead you are really running versus you being on tilt. Pocket dueces is a good hand for example - are you counting that?

Also, your opponents don't know you are card dead. You gotta go with that sometimes.
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 8:02pm   #9
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Pocket dueces is a good hand for example - are you counting that?
Haha. Hang on boys, for fuck's sake.

Don't take this the wrong way, because I truly appreciate your efforts, but I'm not that much of a noob.

We have approx 1000 hands played over a few days at only one site. Out of those hands, the best starting hand I've been dealt is 88. I've been dealt 4's twice, A8o once, and a scattered number of mid suited connectors. That's it. Like seriously, that's it.

You mention 22. I haven't been dealt 22 or anything of the sort. And the very few times I'm dealt something worth playing (those hands have been listed) I'm forced to fold to various reasons.

Think about it. If I'm being dealt such a inordinately low percentage of decent starting hands, then it stands to reason that an even lower percentage can be assigned to situations where I can actually play those hands. And the definition of "situation" within this context is difficult to sum up in short order. We've got table position, tourney position, opponent types, stack sizes, blind level, etc...

Surely you understand.

So let's take my pocket 4's. There's a good chance I'm not in a good "situation" to play them. Telling me that - "pocket deuces is a good hand for example - are you counting that?" - or - "just play good poker with the hands you get.." - while very much appreciated, just isn't doing me any good because I'm a better poker play than that.

What I would like to know is if any of you consider a card dead run of about 1000 hands to be abnormal. And if so, to what degree?
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Is this unheard of or what?
Call me crazy, but I think it is !
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